Salvaging the Time: Order of the Day

The mind flutters in
The wind, gets washed

Like dirty linen in public, and
The sun fails to take away

The dampen spirit of the
Men and women, squabbling for

Space, homes, bread and peace.
With peace in pieces they wander

Aimlessly down the city roads,
Looking for a healthy resort!

With the Lord perhaps going to sleep
They are left without a guard and a guardian

As time’s fury assault them
Out of their existence, almost!

Salvaging the time is
The order of the day!

Pranab Ghosh is an award-winning Indian journalist and writer, who has worked for major news outlets of the country, including HT Media Ltd., Eenadu Digital, TNIE, Business India group etc.. His books of poems have been published by English and Canadian publishers. Read other articles by Pranab.